Teen Video Contest


You have through Monday to submit an entry to the annual video contest – sounds like a great way to spend a weekend!

Here’s the info:


$150: People’s Choice prize

$75: Librarians’ Choice

Pizza Party: Best Group Project prize

All finalists will receive an “Infamous for Information” T-shirt

Supported by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

How to Enter:

  1. Create a video promoting the library or your favorite book.
  2. Video length must be 30 seconds to 3 minutes, including credits.
  3. Include credits in the video indicating you produced the video for the Sno-Isle Libraries Video Contest.
  4. Post your video to YouTube with the tag “snoisleteens.”
  5. Submit your YouTube URL through our online entry located below by March 31, 2014.
  6. Online voting and winners announced in April.

Video Contest Rules:

  1. Feature libraries only in the Sno-Isle system. Or, feature books written for teens and owned by Sno-Isle.
  2. The video must not contain inappropriate content.
  3. The video must be original work directed, shot and edited by teens.
  4. Entrants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 (or in 6th through 12th grade) and reside or attend school in Island or Snohomish counties.
  5. Videos must adhere to all applicable copyright laws (including music, images, etc.). See guidelines below.

Music and Image Guidelines for Videos

  1. You must have the legal right or permission to use the music in your video. Your own original composition is ideal.
  2. Music released under a Creative Commons license is acceptable if your credits include the appropriate attribution of the source. Here are a few sites where you can find such music:
    1. Newgrounds: www.newgrounds.com/audio
    2. Internet Archive Community Audio: www.archive.org/details/opensource_audio
    3. Creative Commons Music: www.creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos
  3. Copyrighted music is not allowed, unless written permission from the artist is obtained (and forwarded to teens@sno-isle.org), or if the music was written more than 90 years ago, which classifies the work as in the public domain and therefore eligible for anyone’s use.
  4. Images: Book covers may be featured in your video. Movie stills and other copyrighted images are not allowed.
  5. Find more information on copyright and fair use: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html.

Entry form can be found here.

Get creative, have fun and be sure to DIY @ Your Library!

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